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Do you have a passion for helping vulnerable people enjoy as much fulfilment as they can and feel included in their community? If compassion, care and inclusiveness are an important part of who you are, our opportunities to work away from the routine in a demanding, challenging but emotionally rewarding role could be for you.
Our Turning Point Scotland Services in Housing First Consortium Glasgow
are looking for people like you to help provide individualised support to adults with a wide range of needs, either on an individual 1:1 basis or alongside others and as part of a team.
The Housing First Consortium is a Housing First service within Glasgow. Housing First has been recognised by the Scottish Government as an effective way to support those who have been long term homeless and have multiple and complex needs. Turning Point Scotland is the lead partner in the consortium and work in partnership with Simon Community Scotland, Wheatley Care and The Salvation Army. We work closely with our funders Glasgow City Council HSCP (Health and Social Care Partnership).
The premise of Housing First is that housing is a basic human right and is an integral part of a holistic support package offered to individuals.
Our Housing First service supports individuals over 18 years of age who are statutory homeless with multiple and complex needs; however they still want to have a tenancy of their own. Support staff will provide support to transition into a tenancy of their choice and to live there. We provide support around maintaining the tenancy, problematic alcohol and other drug use, mental health, social inclusion, life skills and employability. This support is non time limited. We deliver a high fidelity service which means we stick closely to the 7 principles of Housing First.
The service is based in Kintyre House 209 Govan Road and support is available on a 24/7 basis, with the office being staffed from 9am to 7.30pm. After hours service users are able to receive support from our “On Call” service which h is for advice and information in emergencies.
The service is person centred with the individual choosing their own priorities in their recovery and flexibility in support.
The support we provide is always person centred, we do this by involving people who know the person well, this includes family and friends, other health and Social Work professionals, Advocacy services and our own staff members.
We believe having the right values of respect, compassion, inclusion and integrity is all you need to join our team! We would offer you full support in completing your application.
As a Lead Practitioner, you will work with individuals who have a wide range of support needs, providing them with practical and emotional support and encouraging them to achieve their own personal outcomes in all aspects of their daily lives e.g. keeping safe, meaningful activities, community involvement, physical health, relationships, emotional health and wellbeing.
We are a charity with decades of experience supporting people across Scotland, providing those who need us with support that ranges from Mental Health, Learning Disability and Neurodiversity, Youth and Adult homelessness and Older People services.
Why work with us?
We have the following benefits to help attract and retain the best talent, ensuring we provide high quality care to those we support, this includes:
• 6% employer pension contribution
• Death in benefit cover (2 times salary)
• Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Leave
• Enhanced Sick Pay
• Fully funded qualifications
• Career development and progression opportunities
**We are also offering a £500 welcome bonus for all newly recruited colleagues – please visit our website for full details**
Who we are looking for:
We are looking for a hard working an experienced Team Leader to join our expanding team. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone passionate about a career in social care who wants to expand their social care experience in a managerial role. Above all we want someone that shares in our values. Our mission is to provide positive, life changing support, delivered by inspiring, professional staff.
Role and Responsibilities:
- Apply your knowledge of best practice, codes of practice and current regulations in the social care sector and ensure the provision of a high quality and socially inclusive service
- Manage support plans and contribute to support reviews alongside Service Managers
- Work with Service Managers on service referrals and staff interviewing & selection procedures
- Assist in monitoring the service’s progress against an agreed business plan including evaluating work and implementing changes to improve results
- Develop, implement and monitor action plans for any team-led changes or external recommendations from the Care Inspectorate, Quality Assurance or Business Assurance;
- Contribute, in consultation with the Service Manager and the with YOU Finance team, each year’s budget and ensure the financial targets are met;
- Develop constructive relationships with national and local statutory, voluntary and community agencies to ensure appropriate resources, support and understanding of the service;
- Deputise for the Service Manager, assuming the responsibilities in their absence.
Essential Skills and Attributes:
- At least 3 years experience of support/care services
- Experience providing support and development to a team
- Partnership working and collaboration
- IT literacy and ability to use and understand data to make informed service decisions
- Qualified to the level required by the SSSC for as a manager in housing support services and care at home services or willingness to work towards and to successfully complete qualification within the SSSC specified timeframe.
About the Service
Working together we adopt a partnership, building trust and to develop an individual plan. We focus on potential, building confidence and skills to meet the individual’s goals. Setting goals in partnership to support mental health and emotions, developing and building on skills whilst providing practical and day-today support to live independently. We help strengthen relationships with family, friends and the community.
We recognise that tailored support will vary according to individual’s needs and reflect this through the support that we offer. This can range from 24/7 support to less frequent engagement. Working together we support and build the essential everyday skills to live independently.
Shift work, weekend work and sleepovers may be a requirement of this role, sleepovers attract an additional payment. Flexible working arrangements are also available. These can be discussed at your interview.
PVG scheme membership and SSSC registration are requirements of this post.
We are looking for someone who can help us to deliver our charitable aims and activities, promote our values, and sustain our commitment to support New Scots. If you are passionate about bicycles and cycling and have an interest in supporting disadvantaged groups, then this could be the job for you.
This post/role is responsible for the delivery of activities within our Glasgow Community Hub in Govan. You will work on a variety of projects including the support of volunteer bike mechanics, bike collections, repairs and distributions, and special projects and activities. You will be expected to increase our impact in the support of New Scots through improving workflow management, improving efficiency and increasing productivity in the repair and distribution of bikes to New Scots.
You will have proven experience of working with bikes and/or a recognised bike mechanic qualification such as Velotech or Cytech (or equivalent experience). Experience of working with volunteers is required, whilst experience of working with refugees and asylum seekers and/or other disadvantaged groups would be advantageous. A good working knowledge of IT and computer skills will be essential. You will be proactive in the co-ordination and safe delivery of activities and ensure the smooth running of the workshop/hub and be an effective communicator with staff, volunteers, New Scots and partners.
Midlothian Young Peoples Advice Service (MYPAS) promotes the health and wellbeing of young people across East Lothian and Midlothian and currently focuses on working in the areas of mental health and substance use. MYPAS is a community-based organisation with charitable status and based in Dalkeith.
The postholder will be responsible for providing counselling with children and young people aged 10-18 who reside in Midlothian.
The postholder will assist in establishing, developing, delivering, evaluating and reporting on, the School Counselling service.
Qualified to Diploma level in a Counselling therapeutic discipline, a member of a recognised professional body (either BACP or COSCA) and have experience of working with children and young people, you will also be committed to delivering a service according to best practice and within community settings.
The postholder will work within a multi-disciplinary environment and work effectively with other agencies, especially schools, in partnership settings.
MYPAS will deliver a School Counselling service across Midlothian. MYPAS is providing this service on a contract basis for Midlothian Council.
This post may require evening and occasional weekend work.
Informal enquiries to Dave Evans, 0131 4540757
Our East of Scotland region takes us from the beauty of the Scottish Borders to scenic Aberdeen and back to the glory of Stirling and Perth. There are numerous lovely places and coastlines to explore and enjoy, along with areas of Natural Beauty and numerous inland lochs and waterways. The people are friendly and welcoming, and supportive of one another.
Does this sound like a place you would like to work? Are you interested in supporting the development of the People, Places and Communities who can benefit from safe and inspiring boating activities in the East of Scotland?
Why? So What? - These are the challenges that RYA Scotland is asking in our approach to supporting boating. We are thinking outside the traditional 'sporting' box and it's an amazing, trail blazing journey – so would you like to join us?
The role of the Regional Development Officer (East) offers an exciting opportunity to get involved!
Royal Yachting Association Scotland (RYA Scotland) is recruiting for a Regional Development Officer for the East that will help us to continue to grow our reach and support for clubs, centres and communities from the Scottish Borders, all the way up the East coast to Aberdeenshire and back down to Perthshire, Stirlingshire and the Lothians, to enable them to thrive and become as sustainable as they can be.
This is a great time to join our forward-thinking organisation as our strategic plan is just moving into its second year and we have a number of new staff who have joined or will be with us soon. We are continuing to develop the more regional approach to our delivery and build on the conversations of how boating can develop life-skills and grow the opportunities for anyone to access boating, a sport and pastime that is available for life.
As a member of the Participation and Development Team, the RDO will be responsible for leading the delivery of a strong and vibrant East regional work plan reflecting both the RYA Scotland Strategic Plan and the needs of the local and East communities.
Therefore, we are looking for an exceptional individual to add to our team, who is:
· Enthusiastic, has excellent interpersonal and communication skills and has a track record of working collaboratively within a team.
· Has experience of working with a variety of partners using sport & physical activity to create impact and bring about positive changes for clubs, communities, and people.
· Creative and curious to explore new ideas to be more effective and have a bigger impact on individuals, clubs, centres, and communities.
· Passionate about developing partnerships, people, and places.
· Self-motivated and able to prioritise tasks.
The RDO role will work directly with clubs, centres, organisations, and other local partners, taking the time to understand their challenges and work with them to build creative solutions that address their needs. The role will continue to connect both the boating and the local community, share information and support affiliated organisations in their plans.
There are exciting opportunities to support local organisations to develop vibrant, engaging activity that makes a positive impact across the East of Scotland and beyond.
For this role there is considerable travel across the region as well as travel throughout Scotland and occasional travel to wider UK locations. Consequently, a full clean UK driving licence and access to a car are essential as is the availability to work flexibly including regular evenings and weekends throughout the year. The successful candidate will also be required to undertake a PVG check upon offer of the role, as this position involves regular contact with children and/or adults at risk.
RYA Scotland is committed to equality of opportunity.
We are passionate about equality and inclusion and welcome applications from all.
We are proud to be the first and only Sport Governing Body in Scotland to hold the LGBT Youth Scotland Foundations Charter and to have been the first in Scotland to achieve the Sport Councils Advanced Equality Standard. We have a focus on engaging women in sailing, disability is no barrier to participation, and we are actively changing to include young people in our decision making so when we say we welcome applications from all – we really mean it!
RYA Scotland is one of the foremost Sport Governing Bodies in Scotland. We protect and promote the interests of the 76,000 strong boating community and the 18,300 people in 269 RYA Affiliated Clubs, Class Associations and Training Centres across Scotland.
For more information about this role, please have a look at the job description and person specification or please contact the Development Manager – Liza Linton – should you have any specific questions on the role: – Liza Linton email@example.com
Would you like to join our board?
Medical Research Scotland are looking for a number of Trustees to help us to continue our mission in using research to change lives and improve health in Scotland and globally.
We are Scotland’s largest independent medical research charity committed to encouraging and supporting promising individuals at the early stages of their research careers.
Desired experience and skills
Our Trustees come from a variety of backgrounds and have different expertise. We currently seek Trustees with at least one of the following overall skills:
Trustees are appointed for a term of up to four years and are eligible to serve up to a further four years, after which they must retire from the Board. The board usually meet two to three times a year in person/online. Trustees may also be required to contribute between meetings including sitting on ad-hoc sub committees and attending events as appropriate. The role is non-remunerated however reasonable expenses will be reimbursed. If you have any questions or would like a quick chat to find out more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We are seeking part-time, weekend and full-time workers who shares our values and have the experience and skills to support adults with autism and learning disabilities, within their homes (Supported Living), to access meaningful work, and to have fun and develop relationships. We have a few posts available with different contracted hours so please get in touch to discuss hours.
Previous experience of working with adults with learning disabilities is desirable, as is a good understanding of autism and the needs of people who use different forms of communication and a confidence in working with people with behaviour that challenges.
Tiphereth is a Camphill community based on the edge of the Pentland hills in Edinburgh supporting adults with learning disabilities and autism in a range of day services, supported living, residential care, and social enterprises.
· To build relationships with people using a person-centred approach founded on dignity and respect for individuality, and that enables choice and control
· To provide shared support, 1:1 and 2:1 support.
· To work positively with any behaviours of concern.
· To provide care and support with personal / intimate care tasks, administering medication safely, assisting a person’s mobility safely including using equipment, supporting meals, social activities, outings and attending appointments.
· To support people to live in a rich environment, manage a tenancy and build a home.
· To share and support members with daily cleaning tasks and maintain safe and aesthetically pleasing working/living environments
· To support people to participate as fully as possible in tasks and activities that interest and engage them, developing skills and a sense of purpose and value
· To act as keyworker for some people taking a lead role in ensuring outcomes, support plans and risk assessments are reviewed at least every 6 months.
· To build good relations with families, carers, and other relevant professionals.
· To plan, organise and facilitate group and individual activities
· To work as an effective member of a team following agreed procedures, and contributing to professional discussions and a positive team working environment
· Support members both inside the home, but also to utilise the outside spaces, supporting gardening, growing vegetable and plants, and enjoying nature.
If you are an experienced, enthusiastic Assistant Manager (or have the required experience, skills & aptitude) with existing experience of managing people and service delivery to achieve performance targets and outcomes - then we want to hear from you ASAP!
additional benefits include generous holiday allowance, contributory pension scheme (6% from employer), cash back health plan, life cover, holiday purchase scheme, and 2 wellbeing days. Our services operate daytime, evenings and weekends and people friendly working arrangements and patterns are available
Our new Assistant Managers will be responsible for ensuring smooth delivery of Lifelink’s day to day operations. This will include scheduling and managing people and facilities to ensure they are available and ready to meet the needs of our clients. They will support and performance manage a team of staff, develop and maintain local partnerships, deliver corporate training and community-based workshops and contribute to service delivery and development, amongst other activities.
This is a busy and demanding role with a lot of variety. As such we are looking for energetic, positive, solution focused individuals who have experience in these areas. We expect you to take our local services to the next level by providing excellent local leadership and ensuring our services remain at the leading edge, whilst meeting the needs of our service users, our business partners and our business.
You must have:
- Demonstrable experience of managing staff and service delivery
- A clear understanding of distress, anxiety, stress and mental health issues and the challenges these present to service users
- Educated to degree level/professional qualification in a supervisory or management field (or evidence of equivalent work experience and willingness to undertake ongoing CPD)
- Excellent IT skills and be comfortable with use of mobile technology
- A valid driving licence and access to own vehicle
Ideally you will have:
- Experience of overseeing confidential one to one client support services
- Experience of providing staff training / coaching to improve service outcomes and quality
- Experience of monitoring and reporting around resources and service delivery outputs
We require an enthusiastic individual to work with our User Panels and Local Forums. The Panels will be made up of people aged 70 and over who are less able to get out and about without assistance and who use health and social care services. The Forums will be made up of retired people who are more able bodied.
• Do you have a track record of providing high quality 1 to 1 and group work?
• Are you passionate about working with people?
• Do you have energy and commitment?
• Are you up for the challenge of working with people, some of whom may be vulnerable?
• Do you have an interest in emotional and social care?
• Do you think you can work with people, their carers/relatives and service providers in individual and group settings?
• Are you a dynamic and creative team player?
If you are then we want to hear from you.
Are you a creative and motivated individual with the passion and drive to support people with a recent diagnosis of dementia to live well in their community?
If so, you can be part of a National Team of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers (PDS Link Workers) providing high-quality, person-centred support to people living with dementia and their families for a minimum of a year following diagnosis in line the Scottish Government’s minimum guarantee.
The aim of the PDS National Service is to enable people to live well with dementia and is centred around Alzheimer Scotland's 5 pillar model so that people move on to a period of supported self- management.
The model includes understanding the illness and coming to terms with the diagnosis, peer support, connecting and maintaining links with their community along with planning for future care and decision making to develop an outcome focused plan to support their future hopes, desires and aspirations.
Supporting our Highland locality, the post will be based within the CMHT at Nairn Town & County Hospital. Alzheimer Scotland’s PDS Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, the NHS and other stakeholders.
Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.
Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.
In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework or be able to evidence you are working towards its completion.
This post requires a full driving license and access to a car.
For a full job description and person specification please see the attachments section of this advert.
The successful candidate for this post will be subject to a criminal check through Disclosure Scotland.